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iN GOOD SHAPE Democrat Correspondent Says That Losses In Northern Country Were Very Lioht. WALTER NORTON DIAMOND MINER Stage Driver Lays Down Reins to Dig for Sparklers—Other News of Armells. "Buck-skin Charly," formerly of this place, is now breaking a band of bronchos for William Larimer, of Spring creek, near Lewistown. Work is suspended for the present oh the Smith coal mine near Baldi Butte. A vein of coal three feet was struck and a tunnel 300 feet was run. Reports are constantly coming in of the heavy losses in sheep in the Blood creek country and about the north east ern part of the bad lands, but re ports recently from there say that there is no foundation to the report. John Echlmiller is located) on Lone Tree Flat in the bad lands and is busily engaged exterminating wolves and coyotes. John has done fairly well and it might be well to say he has also exterminated! as many more sheep dogs. Mr. Lumbley of this place is so journing at Lewistown and will re ture ere long. E. M. Dean is now manipulating the ribbons on the Lewistown and Roy stage line. Mr. Dean Ts a driver of wide experience and a fine fellow to meet. Joseph McDonald, who has been absent for a few years past, has re turned and is now about Kendall and vicinity. "Pete" Mungrell of Gilt Edge, is campeldi with us in the Armell creek country. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Dorathy are now upon their ranch and are making many new improvements. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■Marini ___ Monday McH. 11 r Great Embroidery Sale Owing to the recent snow blockade of the railroads, our Spring Goods which should have arrived in the fore part of January are only arriving now. Among the shipments was a lot consisting of FIVE THOUSAND YARDS OF EMBROIDERIES. It being our policy to move goods rap idly and as these goods have been delayed we are going to place them on sale for the entire week be ginning Monday, March 11. oft During the coming week these Embroideries will be on display in our Mammoth Show Windows and the entire Dry Goods Department will be devoted to a magnifi cent, flashing display of the most magnificent assortment of underpriced EMBROIDERY VALUES ever seen in the city. Remember Monday Mch. 11 Remember Charles Lehman & Co. In our Furniture Department where we don't keep Furniture but sell iVyou will find some dandy val ues in Mission Furniture. ^ ^ The Furniture Man wants to MEET YOU FACE TO FACE As near as we can learn from information gathered both from cow boys and stockmen from this side of our county, the stock losses will not be much more than any other winter, unless it turns bad again. Up until now the loss is but a small one. Mr. Angus McGillis, the up-to-date blacksmith, of the Fergus Land & Live Stock Co., is a visitor at Lewistown, and will return ere long, to resume his duties. "Billy" Porter, the good natured cowboy of Shonkan round-up fame, is making his home on Armells creak. It is reported here ' that Harry Marks, who is at the springs for rheumatism, is not much better. Mr. "Shorty" Beecraft returned home on Wednesday after a sojourn at the county seat. Smith and Laraway, the progressive ranchman and cattle owners of Roy, Montana, sol'd' their entire cattle inter est to Frank Stephens of Fort Mag innis. "Whisker" Davis, the Crooked creek horseman, was up to Roy the past week and* reports lots of snow in his vicinity. James Gjerde, the Dry Armells stockman, has pulled through the recently bad weather with little Iom of either sheep or cattle. Mrs. Shaw of Kendall is visiting friends at this place Andrew Fergus of Armells will lamb one band of ewes in April this season, as he has plenty of alfalfa hay and bluejoint. The recent chinook only reached as far north as Rocky Point on the Mis souri river. Snow across the river can easily be seen frorri here to be very deep, and no farther east than Crooked creek, this side of the Musselshell river. Walter Norton, who was our ef ficient stage driver for a long tim* past, has retired, and will henceforth work on some valuable diamond and sapphire diggings which he is in terested in. Walter has several the size of a duck egg. Mr. Hayes "Jeronimo" DeWhite of Armells, returned home after a month's absence. "Jeronimo" took in all there was to see while away. Harry Hickey has just complete 1 a dwelling house and barn on his Bald Butte ranch. Mr. Hickey is the "king of dudes and leader of fashions" in this vicinity. John Morris of Copperopolis, Montana is in our midst and speaks well for the future outlook of the old mining camp. Mr. Patterson, late of Armells, has taken his departure for . Lewis town, and may go to Nevada gold fields before returning. COMMISSION TO REORGANIZE The Canal Contract Scheme Is Dis carded and a New Deal Is Pro posed by Teddy. ENGINEER STEPHENS RESIGNS Contractor Oliver Says He is Out Forty Thousand Dollars on Esti mates Submitted. Washington, Feb. 27.—The president conferred at the White house today with Secretaries Taft and Root regard ing details of the re-organization scheme for the Panama canal work. It is understood that Colonel Haines and General Harrod, civil engineers, both members of the present commission, shall retire. Admiral Endicott, the only remaining member of the old commission, will be retained, as the law requires that one naval civil en gineer shall be included in its mem bership. Majors Goethals, Gaillard andi Sibert, who yesterday were named al members of the commission and en gineers to conduct the canal con struction, will receive salaries con siderably in excess of those they now receive, namely, $4,000 a year. It is the intention to divide among them the salaries now paid to Messrs. Shonts and Stevens, aggregating $60,000 per annum, as long as they are engaged in canal work. It is stated that chief Engineer Stevens resigned with the statement that he would remain in charge on tne isthmus Until his successor aTfived and was thoroughly initiated' into the work and prepared to take it over. It is probable the transfer can be effected early in April. It will be necessary for the army engineers to make a personal inspection of every part of the canal construction work before any determination can be reached as to the method of conducting the work in the future. The president's letter yesterday indi cated that there might be a recurrence of the contract plan, but even if that should be the case, the officers will find themselves able to manage the work in a supervisory capacity, just as they now do several of the large river and harbor projects in execution in this country. Telegrams were received at the \\ bite house today front the south, asking the president to lwufie^'^V. J. Oliver, whose hid' for the construc tion of the canal was rejected, as a member of the lsFhmlan caitTrt com mission. Secretary Taft said tonight that he did not believe the president was considering the appointment of Mr. Oliver as a member of the com mission. Mr. Oliver said he would not accept the place if it were tendered him. When he has been officially noti fied that the bid of the Panama Canal Construction company has been reject ed, Mr. Oliver will give out a state ment for publication. "Only last Thursday," he sat#- to THE NAME ••• Wilson m $ * ik 2 * * i* * Ht | * \b Hr Hr Hr iIr Hr tfi \i/ vw, STANDS FOR LevOeWm^.% I Do not lose sight of this fact when you have a prescription ® to be filled. .... * m m m m m # $ ........ We Are Agents for ....... if\ EDISON PHONOGRAPHS and RECORDS $ Hr night. "the president assured my friends that I would l>e given the con tract and went so far as to say that he would be down in Panama next November and that he was confident that by then he would have tile work well under way." The corporation organized by Mr. Oliver will be dissolved at once. Mr. Oliver says he has spent $40,000 in pre paring bids and organizing his com pany. John B. McDonald of New York, pres ident of the Panama Construction company,, will arrive in Washington tomorrow nndi will assist Mr. Oliver in preparing a statement, Including all of the otflcTill correspondence between Mr. Oliver and his associates ami tlie president, secretary of war and isth mian canal commission regarding the canal contract, which will he given to the press. Good speed map of Fergus county and Democrat, both for $2.50. Hilger Pleases Audience. The lecture by Hon. David Hilger on Tuesday evening was very well attend ed and' everyone was well pleased with the address. He gave a very interest ing and instructive account of -the ups and downs of an emigrant train. Mrs. R. E. DeOamp, accompanied by Mrs. Nash, gave some well appreciat ed! violin music as was shown by the encores. The proceeds, which were over twenty dollars net, will be used to equip fife reading table and piff chase historical slides for the stere optienn. The high school wishes to ex press their thanks to Mr. Hilger and the musicians for their efforts in be half of our school.—High School Notes. TEAM OWNERS' UNION, NO. 8, Montana Federation of Labor. Meets second and fourth Fridays in Forest er's Halt. Steve Anderson, Pres.; John D. Crowley, Sec.